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  • Iolanda Guerra e Andrade
    Lisbon, Portugal1,720 contributions
    If you you spend some hours on this beach during the week you'll not be disappointed but should you try it over the weekend and you might end up not having too much "space".
    Written July 10, 2018
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  • Joana P
    81 contributions
    It´s part of your Praia experience! You should have a look to see how the locals bargain, have manicure and gather for hair-styling :) you may be surprise by the amount of havaianas stands, they are actually half-price of prices practised in the EU , so hopefully you can find a new pair of flip-flops ;)
    Written March 15, 2020
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  • elizardFlorence
    Cape Verde171 contributions
    Just a few hundred meters from the PraiaMar Hotel. Isolated and very windy ,but still working and helping cargos to manage the entry of Praia Harbour.
    Met Jorge the guardian who lives there and is too happy to share the story.
    As the place is deserted DO NOT go alone or at sunset...
    Written April 27, 2021
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  • simply-peregrinating
    Waddington, UK2,754 contributions
    In the heart of the plateau and old town this pleasant little square is a peaceful place to sit in and wander around. There are plenty of benches and a small café with some outside seating. There are areas of cacti, trees and bushes, a statue and a fountain.
    Written January 22, 2019
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  • Fess S
    Tucson, AZ315 contributions
    I took a collectivo from Mercado de Sucupira in Praia. I arrived at 6:40 in the morning which was a big mistake. The transport didn't fill until 9:30! I paid 500 for the transport to the entrance of the park and started the hike around 11am. There was nobody there to charge a fee. I use maps.me but even without a map- the path was really easy to follow. I hiked to the radio tower, had lunch and then began the hike to Hortelao. If you are thinking about going to the radio tower and back- highly recommend continuing down to Hortelao as that portion of the hike was way better in my opinion. When I got to Hortelao there was no transport available so I started walking. After 15 minutes a truck gave me a hitch- otherwise the road is about 5 kilometers until the main junction. Here transport was waiting for I think 150 to take you to Tarrafal where I arrived at 16:00 and I slept. I didn't bring a jacket, just shorts and t-shirt.
    Written December 8, 2021
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  • Damian120
    Galway, Ireland4,781 contributions
    It's a nice beach and is thankfully being kept clean. Water is practically lukewarm as February is a hot month in Praia. Use plenty of sunscreen.
    Written March 15, 2020
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  • Val S
    11 contributions
    First visit to Praia. Was shocked at how difficult it was to buy anything that we usually get on holiday. Sun tan lotion, beach bag and towels. Sun tan lotion started at €28 a bottle!! Cabs cheap, food reasonable. Not as many restaurants as we had expected, but good food. Plateau had the most to offer in the way of shopping. Should have visited at the beginning of our holiday.
    Written August 6, 2019
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  • Erwin de Zwarte
    7 contributions
    This is a great beach and snorkeling can start the moment you put your head in the water. Plenty of fish to see. Beach is sandy, calm and close to restaurants also.
    Written December 11, 2021
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  • saronic
    Zurich, Switzerland22,325 contributions
    At Praia's main square in the southern 'Platô' is also located the pro-cathedral (a provisionary cathedral) of Nossa Senhora da Graça (Our Lady of Grace). It is an early 20th century building with a - for a catholic church - surprisingly austere interior. The church is well visited by locals and is worth to have a look at and to feel its special atmosphere.
    Written January 2, 2017
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  • Bob_and_friends-2014
    Tampa, FL230 contributions
    Be sure to see this colossal bronze up in the city center on the Plateau. It's near a quiet park with a pleasant cafe overlooking the port area.
    Written November 18, 2018
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  • Yolande V
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands264 contributions
    Small and impressive museum and center of the movement of liberation of the african colonies. Friends of Cabral were in a meeting upstairs when we visited this house. In the cellar many books, photos, trunks and papers... everything will be carefully documented the next years. We had a good guide telling us the stories, showing us around.
    Written March 15, 2019
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  • TheNunesFamily
    Carrollton, GA147 contributions
    For sure it is nice for Cape Verde to have a Stadium like de Nacional on the outskirt of town. However, after watching the success the Cape Verde Football Team (know as the Tubarões Azuis") had on the old house, even reaching to the first place in Africa on the FIFA ranking, the new house thus far have been the place of lost after lost, even though managing have changed 3 times in the last 2 years...
    The Place itself is nice and only must improve on public transportation back and forth from it.
    Written June 27, 2017
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  • Luuk V
    Schijndel, The Netherlands22 contributions
    As others mentioned already this place is hard to find. Even when I located this place I wanted to leave as I thought it was closed. Still gave it a shot and opened the gate myself. Upon entering the building I could buy a ticket and have a look at the various objects. This was very interesting, especially to also locate some Dutch rarities.
    The downside is that the museum is extremely small (only one room) and the explanations are short, albeit more than enough. Second remark is that not all items were numbered such that you had to find the right explanation yourself.
    All-in-all very much worth a visit!!
    Written December 21, 2018
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  • Iolanda Guerra e Andrade
    Lisbon, Portugal1,720 contributions
    I personally don't consider this beach to be a prime choice in Praia. One may walk along it either on the way to Prainha or Quebra Canela - two beaches located a little further on though one may eventually come across some colourful shells.
    Written July 10, 2018
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